Austin Jackson was playing center field one minute. The next, he was heading to the clubhouse and saying goodbye to his teammates.
As Fox Sports' Jon Morosi tweeted on Thursday afternoon, Jackson was traded to the Seattle Mariners in a three-team deal that sent All-Star David Price to Detroit. Once the trade was agreed upon, the Tigers yanked Jackson from the game in the middle of the seventh inning.
The crowd at Comerica Park in Detroit recognized what was happening and gave Jackson a standing ovation as he left the field.
Jackson debuted in the majors with Detroit back in 2010 after he came over from the New York Yankees in a trade that involved another former Tigers fan favorite in center field, Curtis Granderson.